Join us for this tour from Mar 15 to Apr 9, 2021!
Zippy's Special Gift by Therese Van Ryne
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book ~ Tour dates: Mar 15 to Apr 9, 2021
Publisher: Mascot Books ~ Release date: Mar, 2021
Content Rating: G for everyone.
Zippy the Zebra doesn't like her stripes. She doesn't want to stand out! Follow Zippy as she embarks upon a thrilling adventure with her animal friends that helps her realize everyone is perfect just the way they are. Profits from the sales of Zippy's Special Gift will be donated to one of Zebra Technologies strategic charitable partners, Bernies Book Bank, a non-profit organization that changes the story for under-served children and helps them read their way to a better life! Learn more at www.berniesbookbank.org.
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REVIEW by LAWonder10:
Zippy's Special Gift is a well-written, truly rhyming work of art. It places emphasis on recognizing gifts in oneself and being aware gifts are often what we woud choose to have. These gifts are a part f what makes us "special".
The illustrations by Walter Pollicelli are clear, colorful and very cute.
This is a quality, well made book.
I offer a Five Stars rating
This book was gifted me with no pressure to post a positive review. This is my honest reveiw.
The “Imperfect” Quote Which Has Inspired Me
As An Author My favorite inspirational quote was shared with me by one of my mentors: “Aim for progressive performance versus postponed perfection!” Many of us wait to pursue our dreams until everything is just right. Especially for those of us who are perfectionists, we pause until the perfect situation is set to kick off a new project. It is important to keep moving forward to achieve your goals because tomorrow is not guaranteed for anyone.
Writing a children’s book has been on my bucket list for many years. I had my doubts that I would be able to publish my first book in the midst of a pandemic, but I had already postponed it for years while I raised my children, pursued my career, and lived one day at a time. When I finally put my fingers to my keyboard last year to bring "Zippy’s Special Gift” to life, it felt amazing! In the process,
I have also met incredible people who work in the book publishing industry. Writers, illustrators, publishers, promoters, reviewers, and bloggers – it is truly a world of talented, dedicated people who are committed to celebrating books! They truly understand the value that reading brings to the world as a tool to educate, entertain and even escape. I have an incredible amount of respect for those who work in this field and am excited to now be a part of it! Furthermore, I’m now ready to keep progressing to check more boxes on my list rather than waiting for the perfect time to pursue them. I encourage all of you to start checking boxes on your bucket list too and if you don’t have a bucket list, start creating one!
Blogger’s note: For over 50 years, Zebra Technologies has helped people around the world with solutions to keep them connected and make better business decisions. Our mascot, Zippy represents our diverse culture and the fun we like to have at work. In “Zippy’s Special Gift,” Zippy introduces us to her connections – her best animal friends who help her make an important decision about herself. Check us out at www.zebra.com
Meet the Author:
Zippy’s Special Gift is Van Ryne’s debut children’s book. She currently serves as the Global Director of PR, Thought Leadership and Advocacy for Zebra Technologies. One of PR News’ 2019 Top Women in PR, Van Ryne also has experience as a journalist, editor and producer, reporting nightly from Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
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